Saturday, 17 November 2012

Leaving part 2

I always knew there was a chance I wouldn't be able to take my cats with me to Norway. If one of them had failed the rabies test for example. My friend Pepperfly then said that I needn't worry: there would always be a home for them at her place. Fortunately I found out that there was no need for a rabies test anymore and both of them could come. 

Fast forward a few months and I had a job offer. Starting on December 3rd, moving a week before that. So, I phoned to ask about the procedure and was told that 'unfortunately no animals are allowed to fly to that destination from November until March'. The reason is the small plane and the non-heated hold which might result in the freezing of two loved cats! So, Pepperfly it was!

Today she came to get them. We both cried (I still am) and now they are on their way to their new (hopefully temporary) home. I know they will have the best home they could possibly get apart from my own, but still! 

I miss them!


  1. I'm sad for you! I hope March comes quickly!

  2. Het is altijd moeilijk afscheid te nemen van je huisdieren. Iedere keer als we een dier verloren, voelden we ons vreselijk verdrietig, daarom neem ik geen katten meer.
    Voor jou wens ik: heel veel sterkte en veel geluk in Noorwegen, Mara.

  3. You'll miss the cats but I'm sure they'll settle down with your friend. All the best with the move.

  4. Oh heartbreak house! We have to leave Scrufy for 10 days and I'm trying not to think about it. We board him in the kennels which costs a fortune, but they are very good and reliable. We board him because we want to be sure he is still there when we come home and because if we have someone kitty-sit he might misbehave. I don't think Scruffy really would. He is way too polite, but we've had others that did. Try not to think about them too much -- I'm sure you'll have plenty of other things to think about.

  5. I know your heart hurts and I am praying they can join you as soon as it is possible. ((HUGS))

  6. We get attached to the critters, but you may find it easier to get settled, and they will be fine.


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